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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:08 PM

Planes Can Plant 900,000 Trees A Day With Seed Bombs

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April 10, 2016 / Culture of Awareness

Most major ecosystems are in danger of over-logging and with each acre we loose… the world looses more of our precious oxygen makers and plant medicine. We all realize the value of wood, but the over use of our culture is unable to keep up with the practice of hand-planting one tree for each one cut down.

The Intelligence Of Tree Bombing

Using old military planes, we can plant a billion trees a year. These planes will “Tree Bombs” to reforest areas that have been devastated by commercial clear cutting.

The aerial reforestation planes can reach remote areas,… even deserts! This removes the need to have individuals plant seedlings by hand.

The program uses some of that fastest growing trees in the world, which grow over 10 feet per year. These trees can fully counter the negative effects of de-forestation within a few years.



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Great idea! And, it reminds me of these seed bombs

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Response to kentauros (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:15 PM

1. and all of my neighbors would be out there cutting them down.

sorry, moved into an old neighborhood 35 years ago full of trees, and boom houses turn over, everyone out there cutting down their 500 year old oaks. I just get beaten down.
But it is interesting they are doing plantlets instead of seeds.

since all we are doing with our logging seems to be selling it over seas, why not just stop it.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 10:00 PM

2. One place I can see them doing this is around Mt. St. Helens,

as well as any other place devastated by wildfires (California, Texas.) This is the kind of thing you do over wide swaths of land, and public land at that, not private land.

The only thing you can do with your neighbors is attempt to educate them. And if that doesn't work, educate by your example of not cutting down the trees on your property

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 11:07 PM

3. Didn't trees just pop up again around Mt St Helens?

Unless the ground was unsuitable, then seeding would not work anyway,,

I thought fires would burn the wood but not the seeds and trees pup up (slowly) after a fire, it looks taht way whenI pass through the pine barrens a year after a fire.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 12:19 AM

4. That depends.

A couple of months ago I drove by the north side of Barton State Park (in Barton, Texas) where they lost 90% of their pine forest to wildfires several years ago. The new trees I saw had been planted. You can usually tell when people do it because they always plant them too close together. This technique would work better for replanting there due to the lousy job people have done so far by hand (too close, and sporadically.)

Also, nature is going to be sporadic early on. The ground may be viable all over the St. Helens area, but trees coming up would depend solely on whether there were still seeds in the ground at those points. Plenty of that area was swept not only by that pyroclastic flow but also by mudslides. So, there would be plenty of continued barren parts of that landscape just because nature hasn't yet reached those areas with birds and other means of spreading the seeds.

But, we humans now have at least one good method to spread seeds, seedlings, and saplings much quicker

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